Title

Trauma-informed care and ethics consultation in the NICU.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.semperi.2021.151527

Abstract

Trauma-informed care responds to our current understanding of the ways in which people's traumatic life experiences influence both their health and their interactions with the health care system. Many ethics consults arise because those past traumatic life experiences are not recognized and addressed. In this paper, we present a NICU case that led to an ethics consultation about end-of-life decisions for a dying baby. We illustrate the ways in which a trauma-informed approach helped doctors, nurses and ethics consultants to better understand and care for the mother and baby.

Journal Title

Seminars in perinatology

Volume

46

Issue

3

First Page

151527

Last Page

151527

MeSH Keywords

Ethics Consultation; Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Mothers

Keywords

NICU; consultation; cultural humility; ethics; trauma-informed care

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